The Regional Dermatology Training Centre

The Regional Dermatology Training Centre (RDTC) in Moshi, Tanzania, is a supra-regional training, research and clinical centre. It provides care to dermatological patients and training to medical Assistants and Clinical Officers.

The RDTC was founded in 1990 as a joint enterprise between the ILDS and the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) on land provided by the Good Samaritan Foundation.

To date the RDTC has trained more than 290 graduates from 17 African countries in its Advanced Diploma in Dermato-Venerology (ADDV).

These graduates continue their engagement with the RDTC by returning annually for the Continuing Medical Education (CME) conference every January. The CME provides an important opportunity for graduates to improve their skills and learn from speakers from all over the world.

The CME conference is regularly attended by the IFD Chair, Dr Claire Fuller, and the ILDS Board also attend the meeting at least once during each four-year term. ILDS Member Societies also support the CME, both directly providing speakers and via donations to the IFD.

Visit the RDTC website for more details.